The Residency for International Creators with Exploratory Projects is part of the “Project to Support Emerging Media Arts Creators” organized by the Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan (Bunka-cho in Japanese). Emerging artists in Media Arts (Media Geijutsu in Japanese) around the world are invited to come and stay in Tokyo to create new works/projects. Whether the works are media art, videos, games, animations, or manga, the artists will be able to experience Japanese Media Arts culture, with additional opportunities to meet with Japanese creators to discuss their works. The aim of this program is not only to support the realization of works and research projects but also to stimulate cross-cultural dialogues through Media Arts. During the application period from August 7th to September 10th, 2018, we have received 81 applications from 34 countries around the world. Creators selected by the members of the Selection Committee will stay in Tokyo from mid-January until mid-March 2019. During this period, besides working on their own research or production, they will also participate in a variety of programs that facilitate their training and exchange.
Anastasia MELIKHOVA(Animation / Russia)
Artist in residence period: January 18 to March 18, 2019